“Franz Ferdinand is music of the night: to fling yourself around your room to as you psyche yourself for a night of hedonism, for the dance-floor, flirtation, for your desolate heart-stop, for losing it and loving losing it, for the chemical surge in your bloodstream. Its for that lonely hour gently rocking yourself waiting for dawn and it all to be even again.” Franz Ferdinand are bloody brilliant, aren’t they?
Their fourth album, Righ Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, kind of reminds me of 2004-2008 Franz Ferdinand, witty alternative rock. Like a best-of album, I suppose. Like a pleasent nostalgia trip ten years into the past, though deprived of any freshness and uniqueness.
All in all it’s a good album, yet it’d slighlty dissappoint any hardcore Franz Ferdinand fan. I think perhaps they need to start focusing on “more thoughts, more words, more action”. That should get them more attention.
1. “Right Action”
Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Robert Hardy
Joe Goddard, Alexis Taylor
2. “Evil Eye” Kapranos, McCarthy Prince House Rabbit, Todd Terje 2:47
3. “Love Illumination” Kapranos, McCarthy Prince House Rabbit 3:44
4. “Stand on the Horizon” Kapranos, McCarthy Prince House Rabbit, Todd Terje 4:23
5. “Fresh Strawberries” Kapranos, McCarthy Prince House Rabbit 3:21
6. “Bullet” Kapranos, McCarthy, Alexander Ragnew Prince House Rabbit 2:43
7. “Treason! Animals.” Kapranos, McCarthy Björn Yttling
8. “The Universe Expanded” Kapranos, McCarthy, Hardy Björn Yttling, Prince House Rabbit 4:34
9. “Brief Encounters” Kapranos, McCarthy Prince House Rabbit 3:09
10. “Goodbye Lovers & Friends” Kapranos, McCarthy Joe Goddard, Alexis Taylor, Prince House Rabbit 3:15